DIY Distressed TV Console Cabinet

DIY Distressed TV Console // How to Upcycle your furniture

Today’s post is sponsored by Ace Hardware.All thoughts and opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of Ace Hardware.

DIY Distressed TV Console Cabinet

I teamed up with Ace Hardware for their 31 days of color, and the color I chose? I bet you could have nailed it without even giving it a second thought…

Silent WHITE! You know how much I love whites and neutrals in general so this color was screaming my name.

When it came to figuring out what space or object I wanted to transform, I knew instantly that it was our TV console cabinet. I actually think that its original purpose was to serve as a bureau in a bedroom, but I sure do prefer it where it is right now, in our living room. The darker furniture matched really well with our previous condo but now that we’ve moved into our forever home and have a lot of neutral colors, I have had my heart set on painting this baby ever since we moved in.

DIY Distressed TV Console // How to Upcycle your furniture

DIY Distressed TV Console // How to Upcycle your furniture

I’ve never distressed or refinished a piece of furniture ever before and thought that this was a better time than any! Now that we live in our own home, we have been doing a lot ourselves and I am so proud of the things we have accomplished on our own. I set off to our nearest Ace Hardware store and picked up a quart of Silent White by Clark + Kensington along with some other tools so that I could get started.

DIY Distressed TV Console // How to Upcycle your furniture

What you need:

Paint color of choice (in my case, Silent White by Clark + Kensington at Ace Hardware)

Great quality paintbrush

Coarse or Medium Grit Sand Paper (for distressing and sanding down the piece of furniture before you paint)

New hardware if you choose to go that route (which I did)


1.) I sanded down the piece of furniture before applying any paint to it and then rubbed it down with a damp cloth

2.) I was told by one of the Ace Hardware employees that this paint was a paint and primer in one so not to buy a primer, however, I would advise just always priming first. This piece of furniture took 4 coats…..

3.)Empty out all of the drawers and set them up on a saw horse or table where you can paint those separately

4.) Apply your coats of paint (hopefully under 3 coats)!

DIY Distressed TV Console // How to Upcycle your furniture

5.) Take your sandpaper and distress accordingly. I had medium grit sand paper and wish I had the coarse one because I like a more distressed look and this was difficult to achieve with the medium grit!

6.) Finally, vacuum up the shavings from the distressing and add your new hardware

DIY Distressed TV Console // How to Upcycle your furniture

You’re finished!

DIY Distressed TV Console // How to Upcycle your furniture

DIY Distressed TV Console // How to Upcycle your furniture

DIY Distressed TV Console // How to Upcycle your furniture

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DIY Distressed TV Console // How to Upcycle your furniture

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  1. March 21, 2016 / 9:48 am

    I liked the before very much, but I’m IN LOVE with the after! You’ve made it look like I could even pull this one off with your step-by-step tutorial. Thanks!

  2. Pam
    March 21, 2016 / 11:34 am

    This is so cute! I love distressed furniture. I have done several DIYs like this but never as big a piece of furniture!

  3. March 21, 2016 / 11:54 am

    I have several walls that I’d like to paint. We’ve never had an Ace near to our home unfortunately.

  4. March 21, 2016 / 12:49 pm

    I thought the first photo HAD to be the After since the bureau was so gorgeous black! The white is even better. I do have a piece of furniture I plan to makeover soon. It’s my hubby’s chest of drawers from his childhood. It needs a lot of help too. I’ll head over to the Paint Studio for ideas.

  5. March 21, 2016 / 1:51 pm

    I love this look! We have a couple of pieces here that are in desperate need of an overhaul.
    One is a hutch in the kitchen.. it has zero character or charm to it and I would love to get a similar look for that piece.

  6. March 21, 2016 / 2:18 pm

    This is a great transformation. I love the distressed finish of the console cabinet. It looks so chic now! I love redoing furniture- I just need to find more time to devote to it!

  7. March 21, 2016 / 4:12 pm

    I really like how this turned out! It looks amazing with the other colors in the room.

  8. March 21, 2016 / 4:22 pm

    Though I prefer the before of this cabinet I am also loving the after as it sits nicely with the rest of your decor

  9. Angelic Sinova
    March 21, 2016 / 5:07 pm

    Your TV cabinet came out so cute! I am in love distressed furniture. I have a few old dressers that I’ve been wanting to fix up and maybe I’ll follow along with this and distress them now!

  10. March 21, 2016 / 6:45 pm

    These are beautiful I would love to add more distressed furniture to our home. It’s my favorite look.

  11. March 21, 2016 / 8:37 pm

    I love the distressed look, and it works perfectly for this console! It looked great before, but it has so much more personality now!

  12. March 21, 2016 / 10:32 pm

    I absolutely love the look of distressed furniture. I had no idea how to create it until I read your post. It’s hard to believe this was your first time doing this type of project as you did such a great job.

  13. March 21, 2016 / 11:01 pm

    This is stunning! Well done! I would love to have something like this in my home.

  14. Kita
    March 21, 2016 / 11:21 pm

    I love the look of distressed furniture. This came out great and going lighter was such a good choice.

  15. March 22, 2016 / 7:25 am

    Love, love, love! The distressed look is so awesome. I have a really great old hope chest that I would love to do this to. Thanks for the tips.

  16. March 22, 2016 / 10:52 pm

    You totally made this piece of furniture over. I’ve done a lot of DIY but I’ve not done any furniture. It brightened up the room and everything.

  17. March 24, 2016 / 9:17 am

    Great transformation, I love the look of distressed furniture. Thanks for the tips.

  18. April 10, 2016 / 7:42 am

    Looks great, really fresh! Thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling sunday, hope to see you again!

  19. April 14, 2016 / 10:41 am

    This piece was beautiful before but you brought it to dreamy with this makeover! Love it! ( … your lamps are gorgeous too btw!) I hope you have an amazing day!
    The Curator’s Collection & Making Broken Beautiful Party (Thursday – Sunday)

  20. April 14, 2016 / 12:13 pm

    What an incredible transformation! It makes the entire room look different to me! I love distressed pieces and yours came out awesome! Thanks for sharing this and walking us through step-by-step.

  21. April 15, 2016 / 6:13 pm

    This is just gorgeous Lynzy! I love the black but the white is just heavenly <3 Although I am a little biased since I love, love, love white 🙂 Thank you so much for linking this up to our Bewitchin' Projects Block Party last week. You are one of my Featured picks over at Recreated Designs on Sunday. Hugs, Lisa

  22. April 16, 2016 / 1:41 pm

    I adore DIY furniture transformations. This is absolutely gorgeous. What a wonderful finished product!

    Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop).

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.

  23. April 18, 2016 / 11:19 am

    Love how your cabinet turned out! Thanks for sharing at the #InspirationSpotlight party. See you again soon. Pinned & shared.

  24. April 18, 2016 / 11:46 pm

    Transformation is amazing! I really need to find a cabinet like that! Visiting from #HomeMattersParty hope to see you back!

  25. April 20, 2016 / 5:53 pm

    Lynzy, Love this project, you did a great job distressing your tv console! It’s beautiful!! I’ll be featuring you this week at Simple & Sweet Fridays. Thanks so much for sharing!

  26. April 21, 2016 / 3:52 pm

    Wonderful result.Love it. That’s why I voted as my favourite on this week’s Turn It Up Tuesday party.
    Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for sharing this amazing project with us.

  27. April 21, 2016 / 4:04 pm

    What a difference! The refurbished one is so romantic. Love it. Thanks for bringing this to #SaucySaturdays,Lynzy.

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